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    Any delter press experiences?

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    At work I use a aeropress and porlex (waiting for a precision grinder to arrive).
    The aeropress was gifted to me by a member here and is probably due to be passed along to someone new.
    I am considering a delter press, or replacing my aeropress, but am interested to hear opinions of the delter compared to the aeropress.

    Also, what is the diameter of the back of the plunger? From what I understand, the porlex will not fit inside it (precision is same diameter as porlex)
    My other thought is that there is no way to bloom the grinds in the delter, does it thoroughly wet out all the grinds evenly?

    Help me decide.
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    I went to Di Bartoli for a quick demo on the delter.

    I think to replace my aeropress at work with this as well.

    Based on what I've see, there's a pre infusion that takes place and a bit of swirling will do the job.

    As far as grinder fitting it, I don't know. I use electric grinder myself.

    Where are you buying the delter from?

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    Probably alternative brewing. Not sure any Perth sponsors stock it. Maybe I should ring around.. but really it's hardly worth the purchase price to drive the other side of town to look at one.

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    I did actually write to delter and ask them what the plunger internal diameter is and if it is big enough to fit a porlex. Also asked if it didn't fit, were they planning to make it bigger in future to allow a grinder to fit in there.
    My work is a pita, as we are on many different sites, and often delivered to site on a contractor bus, everything I need for the day- lunch, coffee stuff, hardhat, locks, water bottle, gloves, etc. All travel to work and back each day in a shoulder tool bag. Space and weight is quite a premium.

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    Porlex won't fit- nor will narrower Precision grinder for that matter. Stainless steel filter disks for Aeropress work perfectly.
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    I tried one on Kickstarter and, while it's ok, I will stick to the Aeropress because of its simplicity and especially ease of cleaning. If portability is an issue the ability to store a grinder in the Aeropress piston also puts it ahead of the Delter. The Delter is well made, and the dispersion screen seems to be very effective, but the relative complexity in the brew process put me off.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    replaced my aeropress with a delter

    - definitely does not fit a porlex in the chamber like the aeropress
    - same diameter for filters so using my existing metal filter from the aeropress
    - can be a little more work cleaning up compared to aeropress (can't push out the spent grinds like the aeropress easily)
    - i let the grounds bloom by pulling the piston up to 50ml approx and letting the water hit the grounds and it does a good job of saturating the grounds as you see some drips within 30 secs depending on your grind size
    - got mine delivered from alternative brewing as well



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